About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. 
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
About God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.
Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; 15:11ff.; 20:1ff.; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; I Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3,15; 64:8: Jeremiah 10:10; 17:13: Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:11: 23:9; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; I Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; 12:9; I Peter 1:17; I John 5:7
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-18; Romans 10:9-10
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer at least one spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:7-12
About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word. It was penned by human writers, under the supernatural guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is the truth without any error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Proverbs 30:5; Psalms 119:105, 160
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation and ALL human life is precious and sacred. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by a nature of disobedience toward God called "sin."  Sin separates people from God and is the source of all of our problems in life. 
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
About Salvation
Salvation is God's free gift to us.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. We must first acknowledge our sin.  Then, we must trust in Jesus Christ’s death as full payment for our sin.  Eternal life begins the moment one turns from sin (repents) and turns to Jesus Christ in faith.  
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 14:6, 1:12; Luke 9:23-26; Luke 13:3; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Baptism
Baptism is being immersed into water, which is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is the act of obedience as a new believer which identifies you with Christ. It is not salvation, but is a public declaration of your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and outwardly expresses the cleansing and regenerating work of the Holy Spirit that has already happened on the inside through faith in Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12, 36-37; Acts 10:43,44,47
About Lord’s Supper
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5: I Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If one has been genuinely saved, he cannot lose it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About Eternity
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. Hell is a place of punishment. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 5:11-13; Roman 6:23
 
 
I agree with the Essential Beliefs listed above.
I will spend time with God on a regular basis in prayer, reading of the Word, and in silence before Him.

I will make it a priority to attend corporate worship.

I will protect the name of Christ and His church by not being involved in anything that contradicts scripture including gossiping about others, the church, and its ministries. 

I will resolve offenses by following the Matthew 18 principles as well as submit to this scriptural process for anything in my life that contradicts scripture.  

I will focus on serving, not on being served, and using my spiritual gifts and passions.

I will generously and cheerfully give financially to the ministry of FBCRH for its general ministry and expenses, the relief of the poor, the cause of reformation and revival, and the spread of the Gospel throughout all nations.

I will invest in people I believe may be far from God and invite them to our community of faith.

I will make the spiritual development of my family a top priority.

If, in the providence of God I leave this church, I will diligently seek to united with another church where I can continue to carry out the spirit and principles of God's Word.

 
 

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Sunday  
Worship Service  9:00 am
Sunday School 10:10 am
Worship Service 11:15 am
   
Wednesday  
Wednesday Night Supper (Aug-May) 5:15 pm
Bible Study 6:30 pm
FBCRH Student Ministry 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry 6:30 pm
   
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